How to make it

  • Chicken
  • Combine the lemon juice, oregano, coriander, garlic, and olive oil in a blender or food processor
  • Blend until smooth
  • Season with salt and black
  • Place chicken in large zip lock bag
  • Add half the marinade and set aside the other half
  • Coat chicken in marinade and refrigerator for at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours, turning occasionally. Do not marinade over 4 hours or chicken will have mushy texture.
  • Remove chicken from bag and pat dry with paper towels
  • Season with salt and pepper, going heavy on pepper
  • Heat canola oil in 12-inch heavy-bottomed cast iron or stainless-steel skillet over medium-high heat until it is lightly smoking
  • Add chicken pieces and cook until lightly browned on first side, about 4 minutes
  • Using tongs, flip chicken
  • Reduce heat to medium and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 6 minutes longer
  • Transfer chicken to a cutting board to cool for 5 minutes
  • Roughly chop chicken into 1/2 to 1/4 inch chunks
  • Transfer to medium bowl, add remaining marinade, cover loosely with plastic, and refrigerate.
  • Rice
  • Melt butter over medium heat in large Dutch oven
  • Add the turmeric and cumin and cook until fragrant but not browned, about 1 minute.
  • Add rice and stir to coat
  • Cook, stirring frequently, until the rice is lightly toasted, about 4 minutes Add chicken broth and season to taste with salt and pepper
  • Raise heat to high and bring to boil
  • Cover, reduce to simmer, and cook for 15 minutes
  • Remove from heat and allow to rest until liquid is completely absorbed and rice is tender, about 15 minutes
  • Sauce
  • In mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and whisk to combine
  • Return chicken bowl to skillet
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until heated through
  • To serve, divide the rice, lettuce, tomato, and toasted pita bread evenly among four plates
  • Pile the chicken on top of the rice. Top with the white sauce and hot sauce
  • Serve immediately, passing extra sauce at the table

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  • onefatswine 4 years ago
    Wow I just did this tonight. Followed directions exactly, except I rinse and soak my rice first. This is really just like I have had from the halal carts. I'm gonna be making this again.
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  • sparow64 6 years ago
    wow! Sounds wonderful!
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  • chuckieb 6 years ago
    Wow! This is really nice Corinne! Jim will be allll over this!
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  • notyourmomma 6 years ago
    Terrific picture, looks good enough to eat!! YUM
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  • Good4U 6 years ago
    Looks lovely! Yes lots of ingredients but they all work very well together.:-) Yummy!
    Loving your avatar too.:-)
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  • NPMarie 6 years ago
    Holy Moley! Yes, a lot of ingredients, but I have most of them also!! Sounds delicious:)

    Love the avatar:)
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  • gourmetana 6 years ago
    Sounds delicious and worth trying despite of the long list of ingredients :) Happy New Year to you and your family!
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